Speaker: Courtney Matthews, Library
The University of Waterloo has a long history of innovation in the area of scholarly communication. Under the leadership of Christine Jewell, the Electronic Thesis Project launched Waterloo’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) repository in 1999. Since then over 8300 Electronic Theses and Dissertations have been deposited into UWSpace by University of Waterloo graduate students. While UWSpace has thrived on the ETD project and continues to grow daily, it is not a comprehensive IR as it does not collect, preserve, and disseminate the scholarly research output of Waterloo’s faculty and staff researchers. Over the last decade, the IR landscape in Canada, United States, and abroad has shifted focus primarily to the collection of published articles, conference proceedings, and presentations, white papers, undergraduate theses, and major research papers, and is rapidly expanding to include research data.
This presentation will further discuss the basis for the UWSpace expansion project. It will make the case for UWSpace as both a platform that enables researchers to share their scholarship openly and as a tool that assists researchers to achieve compliance with emerging federal funding agencies requirements. Points to be discussed include:
- Project Background and goals
- Phase I
- Tri-Agency Open Access Policy for Publications
- New functionality (demonstration)
- Phase II goals
This seminar will be webcasted/recorded and questions can be asked during the webcast via the link on the page.
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